Commercial pet food can be classified into two different categories, depending on how they are processed: heat-treated or raw.
Pet foods that are labelled "heat-treated" are often processed at excessive temperatures. These foods can be baked, extruded or heat-dried. Heat-treated pet food diets are the least healthy for most animals.
The heat treatment of food changes the structure of proteins, antioxidants and enzymes. The nutritional value of natural, minimally processed nutrients cannot be compared to the benefits of supplementary nutrients. These are primarily synthetic. Currently, it is not possible to replace denatured or structurally altered proteins and fibers. Heat-processed food and its constituent nutrients are less bio-available and beneficial. They also have a lower ability to maintain health, prevent disease and aid in the healing process that follows an injury. Structured pet food may contribute to health issues (e.g. food allergies or inflammation).
Supplementing with minerals and vitamins is commonly used to meet the official standards of American Feed Control for balanced or complete diets. These standards cannot reflect the nutritional needs of all domestic animals. Dr. Junger recommends that animals eat foods with a wide range of nutrients. After animals have been fed quality food, supplements of high-quality products can be added to maintain good health, prevent age-related deficiencies or promote healing following injuries.
Raw pet food is available today, giving consumers and pets a good choice of diet. Fresh raw pet food, made from raw animal products or plant material (or a combination thereof), is the best. Frozen raw food is often more convenient. Dehydrated raw foods can be a great alternative if fresh or frozen raw food is not available. These dehydrated foods can be easily stored for a longer period of time without causing any mess or worrying about short-term spoilage.
Not all raw dehydrated pet foods are created equal in terms of nutrition. The quality of this type of raw pet food is largely determined by the temperature to which the ingredients were exposed. Slow dehydration method to preserve the nutritional value of their products Chew Dat Foods Knoxville.
The choice of ingredients is a key factor in determining the quality of pet food. Onesta Organics only uses human-grade ingredients that have been certified organic by USDA-accredited organic certification agencies. The ingredients are verified to be organic. Onesta Organics' USDA organic certification ensures that the products are free from genetically modified organisms, hormones and antibiotics.
This also means that the origin of all ingredients is traceable. This is not possible for conventional pet food producers. Only USDA certified organic pet food can make such claims. In some cases they may even claim that the pet food is free of GMOs, hormones, and antibiotics. Onesta Organics does not add ingredients known to cause allergies to their pet food, despite the fact that they use certified organic ingredients.
Onesta Organics believes that USDA certified organic raw pet food is the best choice for your pet. It's also important that pet owners offer their animals a variety of foods. A broad-spectrum approach to feeding will in most cases minimize or even eliminate the risk of chronic diseases and nutritional deficiencies that we hear so much about these days.